Everyone gathers in the living room. Anticipation. They speculate where they will be taken this week and what dangers they may encounter. The adults settle into their comfy chairs while the kids choose to stretch out on the floor. The best seat in the house isn't in front of any TV. It's next to the radio.
For decades, this was the ritual of families across the country. After dinner, some nights would be filled with The Shadow and Little Orphan Annie. Others would be be a jazz band followed by The Adventures of Superman. Dick Tracy. Grande Ole Opry. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. Shakespeare. Sherlock Holmes. Suddenly, the whole world wanted a bedtime story.
Times change. Theatre of the mind slowly faded away.